Article Writing Secrets – A Simple 4 Step Formula for Writing Lots of Great Articles
Many people wonder, “How am I going to write my first article? How am I going to write enough to make this worthwhile to get enough traffic?”
Here’s how. I’m going to give you five simple words. It’s a four-step formula. The first step has one word. The second step has one word. The third step has two words. The fourth step has one word.
Step 1: Begin
Remember, I told you this was simple and powerful and profound when you use it. Just begin, start. Write your first article and get it out there. So start, begin. You’ve got to if you’re going to do anything with this.
Write this down, especially you perfectionists out there.
You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.
Step 2: Continue
After you’ve begun, continue. What I have found to be very very true now that I’ve been doing it for many years is that writing is not hard. It’s sitting down to write that can be difficult, in the midst of everything else going on and how good we are at putting things off. That’s the other twin of the two P’s – perfectionism and procrastination. So after you’ve started, continue. That’s why when I send out those emails about write your first article, the subject line is “Write your first or next article this weekend or today.”
So begin…continue (that means you stay in the flow). Here’s what will happen to you. I want you to watch for it. I want you to trust that it’s coming. I want you to anticipate it and I want you to grin when it comes.
Once you’ve begun and once you continue to stay in the flow, here’s Step 3.
Step 3: Article eyes
You will begin to see, if not the entire world and everything in it that you experience, but at least your niche through article eyes.
Once you get into the flow of this – you don’t have to do it full time and live it, eat it, breathe it, living like I do – just start and just stay in the flow, continue, and you’ll begin to see at least your niche, your area of expertise, through article eyes.
Step 4: Article-ize
Step 4 is a little corny but it works, because when you start and when you continue and when you’ve been able to see the world through article eyes, you’re able to do Step 4, which is article-ize your experiences, your niche, what people say to you, what people ask you.
I challenge you, I dare you to take me up on this and do this – begin, continue – and watch what happens when you start to see things and think “I can write an article about that.” I want you to grin when it comes and send me an email.
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From Jeff Herring – The Internet Article Guy & the Great Article Marketing Network